Rep. Nunes calls Dems infrastructure bill ‘a socialist blowout program’
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) railed against the upcoming vote on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill as the latest guest on the Sara Carter Show. Originally the voting process was meant to begin Monday, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed it to Thursday when she split it from the reconciliation bill. Nunes says the bill is “what I call the socialist blowout program.”
“So on Thursday of this week, September 30, the government runs out of money,” Nunes said. “We’ve already hit our debt limit. So the debt limit has to be increased by the Congress if we’re going to keep borrowing and spending money.”
“We’ve seen this movie before,” Nunes said, alluding to 2009. “Obama said, ‘Oh my God, the economy’s cratering. It’s all Republicans’ and Bush’s fault. I need $800 billion. People may remember that $800 billion, because it led to the cash for clunkers and all types of corruption. Most importantly, that money was used to buy votes in the Congress that led to the passage of Obamacare.”
Meanwhile, in 2020 Congress already passed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. But Speaker Pelosi says Republicans should feel “a responsibility to the country” to pass it.
“This is a big–beyond a big deal,” Pelosi said in a video Monday. “Let’s hope that the Republicans–find some–enough of them find some level of responibility to their country to honor what’s in the constitution that we not question the the full faith and credit of the United States. They know full well what the consequences are.”
Watch Carter’s full interview with Nunes here.
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